Fitzgerald, a bar with the Gatsby spirit in the 7th

Interior atmosphere of the cocktail bar in the 7th arrondissement

With its totally over the top decor and low key prohibition-style ambiance, this brand new confidential address in the 7th arrondissement really “has lots of atmosphere”, as Arletty liked to say. Add a talented mixoligist who concocts wild cocktails, and all the trendy 30-year-olds come out of the woodwork.

Ad execs, lawyers, media and finance heavy weights… since several weeks the Fitzgerald is attracting the cool Paris in-crowd. To gain access to the cocktails bar like a regular, cross the restaurant room and push open the discrete padded door. Careful, nothing is indicated—it’s on purpose.

Once inside, just order a Zelda Martini (vodka, Saint Germain, lemon juice, cucumber slice, 13€), a Pisco Sour (pisco, Boston bitters, lime juice, egg white, 13€) or a Pregnant (orange & lemon juice, spicy ginger syrup, mint, 8€) and let the magic work. A plate of Spanish ham (9€), a fab burratina (8€) and here you are amidst this hip crowd in a secret salon with glam velvet banquettes, 50s pink flamingo wall paper, copper details and lowered lights to flirt quietly

Bar open Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm to 2am. Restaurant open Monday to Friday from noon to 2:30 and 7pm to 11pm. Saturday 7pm to 11pm.

Also check out Bonjour the Palais Royal coffee-shop and The best baguette in Paris

© Thomas Duval

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